The JEP accepts a former deputy director of the DAS in Santa Marta convicted of murdering Alfredo Correa and his bodyguard

The JEP accepts a former deputy director of the DAS in Santa Marta convicted of murdering Alfredo Correa and his bodyguard
The JEP accepts a former deputy director of the DAS in Santa Marta convicted of murdering Alfredo Correa and his bodyguard

The Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), accepted the conditional submission of Javier Alfredo Valleto help uncover criminal patterns between agents of the State and the paramilitarism to attack teachers and union members in the north of the country.

Valley, who was regional deputy director of the extinct Administrative Department of Security (DAS)in Santa Marta, fHe was sentenced in 2017 to 40 years in prison by ordinary justice for the murder of the sociologist Francisco Correa De Andrés, and his escortEdelberto Ochoa Martínez, that occurred in 2004 in Barranquilla.

The Chamber for Defining Legal Situations made an assessment of the truth contributions presented by Valle in its Commitment, Clear, Concrete and Programmed (CCCP)which is part of the JEP conditionality regime, the high court reported in a statement.

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The court concluded that said contributionsdespite being very general and “without greater descriptive richness” of the facts, they have the potential to “positively impact the unveiling of patterns of macrocriminality“related to the collusion of state agents with paramilitary groups.

Andres Beltwas a member of the Teachers’ Union Association of the Simón Bolívar University (Asoprosimbol).

At the time of the events, as established in different judicial investigationsofficials of the extinct DAS prepared lists of people accusing them of being collaborators of the FARC guerrilla and They were then murdered in operations carried out by paramilitaries of the Northern Block of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)in collaboration with members of the public force.

These reasons too allowed the room to consider that the real contributions that Valle makes before the JEP may be useful for Case 08, which investigates the crimes committed by the public force or by other agents of the Statein association with paramilitaries or civilian third parties, within the framework of the conflict.

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Therefore, the room accepted his submission asvoluntary appearance as a State agent not a member of the public forceto”.

Valle was captured in the United States in 2018 and deported to Colombia in September 2022. Since then, he has been imprisoned.

Alfredo Correa de Andreis was a Colombian agronomist and sociologist.or, who at the time of his murder was carrying out two investigations about the forced displacement in the Caribbean departments of Bolívar and Atlántico.

EFE

 
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